I know that I have mentioned several times here on the blog how much I really dislike the Netflix expiration policies. For one thing you have to log in from a computer in order to see your list page with the expiration dates. They won’t appear on other devices. For another they often only give one week’s notice, and not always to end at the end of the month, so it is something that I have to keep track of and then sometimes watch something from my saved list in a hurry, sometimes something that I never should have bothered with.
Hello, enduring the bizarre socipathic-laden show Nip/Tuck. I find that show lacks even one redeeming quality and it’s inherent size hatred disturbing and disgusting. An example of that was their repeatedly shaming, judging, and refusing overweight clients while indulging and perpetuating those clients with a repetitive and compulsive desire for plastic surgery and performing liposuction on those who have ten pounds removed and performing plastic surgery on clients in their twenties. Though I’m pretty sure that probably reflects many plastic surgery offices.
I found out recently that one of my relatives thinks that it is a great show. I found it very worrisome, even though he is very psychologically mature and stable guy, I have to admit it really shakes me up when I think about it.
Oh Nip/Tuck I wish I’d hardly ever known thee.
But usually I like a longer goodbye, especially when there are a number of my favorite movies and tv shows expiring together or a long series or BBC stuff expiring. Curse you Netflix for expiring any BBC or Star Trek productions.
I’ve recently started buying some of the Star Trek movies, cause Netflix has been playing fast and loose with their morals about whether or not they have all of the Star Trek movies available all the time. Having to watch the first Star Trek movie because it was expiring was dull, boring, and interminable. But I still remember the joy I had when I went to see it in the movie theater. The return of Star Trek, it was something wonderful, wondrous, and glorious. Too bad it was such an awful movie.
No I don’t want to necessarily watch them and no I don’t see them even every six months or every year. Well I used to when I had them all on vhs. Now I realize that I may be of two opposite opinions; I like them available, I just don’t know that I want to watch them as often as I used to.
On the other hand some stuff expiring gets watched under the category we should watch it now while it is still available, but here is the deal, sometimes things not watched are not watched for a good reason.
This one movie, The Long Goodbye, that had stayed on my wish list for some time was expiring a few months ago. I have to admit I saw it when it came out originally, though on my parent’s black and white television when I was a teenager. And then I had seen it about ten years after that. Elliot Gould was in the movie, I remembered that much, and that he was a private detective in the movie. I really couldn’t remember the main plot of the movie or who was the bad guy. Even watching it only gave me a vague recollection.
I had forgotten that it was directed by Robert Altman. Even though I have seen most of his movies, they are interminable to me. Apologies to any Robert Altman fans.
The movie is about two hours long, but let me just say it felt a lot longer. The night scene at the beach is godawful, ditto on the driving around town scenes sans dialogue. And let me say thank God that old men who have long hairs growing out of their nostrils are not de rigueur in film in our day and age. Thank god for all the repulsive things you have seen that you can forget about. Similarly I’m hoping that I forget the nostril beard in the near future once again. I sort of fast forwarded to the end, I just had to have the goodbye go quicker. And that’s what the director should have done too.